Petition to Open Up the Presidential Debates

Background: RootsAction cofounder Jeff Cohen's in-depth column

We deserve 4-way debates. We will deliver this petition and your names and comments to ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Broadcasting, PBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Univision, and Telemundo.

To Network TV Executives:
Tell the Commission on Presidential Debates and major-party campaigns that they no longer control the debate process and that you intend to present debates – controlled by journalists – that include four candidates: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Jill Stein (Green Party). If Trump or Clinton balk, let them know you’re happy to leave their podium empty.

We urge you to follow a recommendation made by a citizens' task force connected to American University's law school: Include presidential candidates who are on enough state ballots to have a mathematical chance of winning, if they either register at 5 percent in national public opinion polls OR register a majority in national polls asking eligible voters which candidates they would like to see included in the debates.

176-200 of 19941 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
19766 1 year ago Anonymous Powell, OH Please
19765 1 year ago Rob Culbert Pismo Beach , CA
19764 1 year ago Peter Frost HI
19763 1 year ago Nancy Marion Ames, IA
19762 1 year ago Anonymous SAN ANTONIO, TX If their name is on the ballot, they deserve to be heard. On something as important as our presidential debatea, the media should serve to educate the public, not catering to the biggest donation
19760 1 year ago Malena Bell GA Rigged debates mean rigged "democracy"
19759 1 year ago K Shawn Edgar Tacoma, WA
19758 1 year ago Percival Francis Las Vegas, NV
19757 1 year ago Dave Stein Auburn, CA
19756 1 year ago Pamela Sorg OH
19755 1 year ago Billy Saunders Prescott, AZ Do your job! journalism
Honestly, do your job or loose your viewers; if you don't shape up, it's coming; the people have the power
19754 1 year ago Karen Mitchell Vancouver, WA
19753 1 year ago Anonymous Randolph, VT
19752 1 year ago Anonymous Pleasanton, CA Absolutely essential
19751 1 year ago Robert Gibb Homestead, PA
19750 1 year ago ROBERT CLARK BRAINTREE, VT We deserve to hear all candidates views !!!
19749 1 year ago Sammie Wallace Mitchellville, MD Participation of other political parties can only result in a more serious debate...Wouldn't that be a sight for sore eyes?
19748 1 year ago Judith Korf Reston, VA
19747 1 year ago Shawn Ryan Sherman Oaks, CA When an eligible voter has the right to register as a No Party Preference, then the voter has a right to hear and watch public debates held with Third Party Cendidates also, not only by Democrats ...
19746 1 year ago Jessika Dockery PA
19745 1 year ago Laurence Josephson Tampa, FL Viva the tsunami of progressive change!
19744 1 year ago Mary Worthy Soquel , CA Open the debates to 3rd parties
19743 1 year ago Susan Endlich Berkeley, CA
19742 1 year ago william hudson kyle, TX
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